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04
Sep

WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR BRAINS WHEN WE EXERCISE AND HOW IT MAKES US HAPPIER

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Exercise has been touted to be a cure for nearly everything in life, from depression, to memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s and more. At the same time, similar to the topic of sleep, I found myself having very little specific and scientific knowledge about what exercise really does to our bodies and our brains.

So what is the connection between our feeling of happiness and exercising regularly?

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25
Aug

THE BEST TIME TO DRINK YOUR COFFEE, ACCORDING TO SCIENCE

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If you're anything like certain members of Vail Ranch Pharmacy staff, then you feel more or less undead until you have your morning cup of  coffee. However, insight into the way our attention rises and dips throughout the day suggests that we can get more precise about the way we caffeinate--and thus become more productive.

How so? Because, as Steven Miller, the man behind brain blog NeuroscienceDC suggests, the way coffee affects your body is shaped by a few key factors. Those being:

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15
Aug

What is Depression?

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Sooner or later, everyone gets the blues. Feeling sadness, loneliness, or grief when you go through a difficult life experience is part of being human. And most of the time, you can continue to function. You know that in time you will bounce back, and you do.

But what if you don’t bounce back? What if your feelings of sadness linger, are excessive, or interfere with your work, sleep, or recreation? What if you’re feeling fatigue or worthlessness, or experiencing weight changes along with your sadness?  You may be experiencing major depression.

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30
Jul

If you can run for just 5 MINUTES a day, you add years to your life

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As little as 5 MINUTES of running or jogging each day helped people in a new study to reduce their risk of premature death by 30% and extended their lives by about three years, according to a new study (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times).

Pople who jogged or ran for as little as 5 MINUTES a day experienced "feeling better about themselves" and an overall better quality of life. Here are 10 REASONS/FACTS ABOUT RUNNING that might help get you going. Remember, no matter the speed or the length of the run, all you need is just 5 MINUTES and you will enjoy the following benefits:

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